I bet you will hear that phrase “where did the year go” at least a dozen times this week if you listen. Where did the year go? It went where all seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years go; into the past. This is a perfectly natural process which shows us we are being fully present in our lives, so present that we do not stare at the clock watching the second hand click around.
Being present is the greatest gift we can give ourselves, and others. The gifts we are planning to purchase for Christmas or Chanuka are a pale reflection of the only gift we honestly need to give; the gift of ourselves fully, completely and honestly.
Remember being about five years old and waiting for Christmas, or your birthday? Time went like molasses on a cold day. The last three hours of school before summer vacation? The clock seemed to move backwards. How about watching your children or grandchildren grow; we blink and they have grown a foot. Time is a fluid concept; in fact when we get down to it, time is simply a way to keep everything from happening at once and not a real thing unto itself. This is why it is so important to live in the NOW, to embrace every experience, to treasure each event; tomorrow is not something we can experience, and yesterday is already written in the book of memories.
I spend a good number of pages exploring living in the now in my book Think, Believe, Receive, three steps to an amazing life. I invite you to order a copy right NOW, for yourself, and a copy for someone you care about as a gift, it will be time well spent, and when you find yourself asking “where did the year go?” you can count all the little treasures you experienced in the now.